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Dan Deacon @ Village Underground


When: February 14, 2013

Writhing bodies, slippery with sweat, moving against each other in an increasingly frenzied rhythm as they approach mutual ecstasy with total abandon…that’s the way everyone wants to spend Valentine’s Day. However, assuming you’re a hideous, unloveable wretch, a similar experience awaits you at Village Underground, only with a bloke bellowing instructions at you (and more synths).

For a visual idea of what a Dan Deacon gig is like, take a look at the last bit of his recent video for ‘Guildford Avenue Bridge’ below (it may be sped up, but it tends to feel like things really are happening at that pace). Leave your attitude at the door though; as he told me in a recent interview: “It only takes one dickhead to ruin a party”…

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